September 15, 2011
A Bigfoot Colony in Canada?
By David Maccar
Yesterday it was UFOs, today it's Sasquatch. Reports of hairy encounters with Bigfoot-like creatures in a region of Alberta, Canada are on the rise. Photos and video from a group claiming they have found a colony of unidentified primates between Banff and Kootenay National Park were interesting enough to draw crews from Discovery’s Animal Planet show, "Finding Bigfoot."
From this story on metronews:
Earlier this month, crews from Discovery’s Animal Planet show, Finding Bigfoot, visited the mountainous region after seeing photos and video from the Sylvanic group claiming a colony of unidentified primates lives near the border between Banff and Kootenay National Park.
The show features a group of four seasoned members from the Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization. Executive producer Keith Hoffman said many claims sent in are rejected but not those of Sylvanic, a group seeking definitive proof of the Bigfoot species.
“We haven’t ruled out their claims, if we didn’t think they were credible we wouldn’t have gone,” Hoffman said. “What we found was that numerous other people have had encounters ... they were called together in a town hall meeting.”
Sylvanic head Todd Standing said he expected the researchers would find people with sightings similar to his, noting he has come within about 65 metres of the creatures.
“Some of the sightings are four years old ... to go through them all would be a lifetime’s work,” he said.
What say you? Bigfoot or bunk?